22.11.2018

m3connect launches plug-and-play authentication and roaming services for WiFi4EU networks

Today, m3connect – Germany’s leading Wi-Fi service provider – is launching an enterprise-grade, low-cost and EC-compliant service that will allow local governments to offer WiFi4EU free Wi-Fi services according to the European Commission’s roaming and authentication guidelines.

 

The service will be offered as a plug-and-play solution requiring only a simple tunnelled IP-connection from the local WiFi4EU network to m3connect’s cloud-based service platform located at m3connect‘s headquarter in Aachen, Germany. The service will be technically compliant with the European Commission’s specification for ‘Phase 0’ of WiFi4EU roaming and authentication. Pre-configured VPN router hardware can also be provided upon request and the service will support the hardware of any Wi-Fi vendor.

 

“It’s extremely important for the success of the WiFi4EU project that users across Europe can access the free Wi-Fi through a professionally managed authentication service and portal. And of course, roaming across Europe will add tremendous value to the WiFi4EU project. We want to make sure that all European municipalities and not least EU citizens get off to the best possible start with WiFi4EU, that’s why we’re launching this now” says CEO of m3connect, Emilio Dragas.

 

The initiative will be supported by Wi-Fi NOW, the world’s leading Wi-Fi media and advisory organisation. “We’re delighted to be supporting m3connect in this project which will be a critical step towards making sure that WiFi4EU is a popular success. We are actively reaching out to Wi-Fi industry ecosystem partners in Europe to make sure that all parties are properly informed of the Phase 0 requirement and m3connect’s service,” says Claus Hetting, CEO of Wi-Fi NOW.

 

The service will cost 29 EUR per WiFi4EU network per month excluding any hardware. m3connect also offers complete Wi-Fi carefree packages especially made for municipalities across Europe including Wi-Fi, hardware and 3 year services.

 

On November 7th the European Commission will reopen its call for WiFi4EU grant applications, which means that thousands of local governments across the EU next week will apply to each receive €15,000 in grants towards building free Wi-Fi networks. The rollout of WiFi4EU networks will begin as soon as suppliers have been contracted for the individual networks. For more information about WiFi4EU visit wifi4eu.eu

06.11.2018

We´re going to Berlin for the annual Wi-Fi Now Event

The next big event is just around the corner: from 6 to 8 November 2018, the annual Wi-Fi Now Event will take place at the Holiday Inn in Berlin City-West. Current and brand new topics such as the expansion of Wi-Fi in 6 GHz or 802.11ax will be presented and discussed there. This means three exciting days with lectures by industry leaders and experts from all over the world, including many illustrative case studies and live demos. In addition, we look forward to making new contacts and holding lively discussions on these topics. Please contact us in advance to arrange a meeting.

26.10.2018

Everything WiFi: The Wireless Global Congress in London

Lively discussions and exciting speeches around the topic WiFi revolution? We are definitely not going to miss out on that! You neither? Then contact us here, to arrange a meeting with us at this year’s Wireless Global Congress. The congress will take place from October 29th to November 1st in London at the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel this year. We are looking forward to four interesting days, which will involve nothing but our favourite topic: WiFi.

15.10.2018

We’re attending the 2018 HTNG European Conference in Lisbon

The 2018 HTNG European Conference will take place from October 22nd to 24th at the Penha Longa Resort in Lisbon, Portugal. As a technology provider we are looking forward to engaging discussions around next-generation solutions and services in the hospitality. Are you looking forward to meeting us there? Contact us here to arrange a meeting.